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48 IMSA Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit® Scholarship Program recently named 48 semifinalists from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) in its 2014 competition. IMSA semifinalists represent 30 different communities throughout Illinois. Approximately 24 percent of IMSA’s senior class were recognized as semifinalists, in comparison to less than one percent of the average school to enter the nationwide competition.

16,000 semifinalists out of the 1.5 million students who competed throughout the nation will now try to advance to the finalist level of the competition by submitting a detailed scholarship application. About 90 percent of the semifinalists will attain finalist standing, and approximately 8,000 of these finalists will receive National Merit Scholarships for undergraduate study totaling $35 million. Merit Scholars will be announced in the spring of 2014.

IMSA President Catherine C. Veal commended the achievements of these 48 students and semifinalists throughout the state.  " We congratulate these high-achieving IMSA students and thank their families, as well as the faculty and staff of IMSA and their home schools, for nurturing their growth as scholars and leaders. We are proud of all Illinois semifinalists and wish them well for scholarship awards and future academic opportunities."

IMSA's Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Last Name First Name Hometown
Alexandrova Simone Elmhurst
Bantchev Martin Peoria
Burke  Lauren Darien
Chiu  Ryan Guan Grayslake
Costa  Lael Shelton Evanston
Deng  Matthew Naperville
Donermeyer  Joseph Homewood
Dong  Natalie Bloomington
Fikejs  Emerald Elise Lockport
Gangavarapu  Siva Naperville
Gao  Amanda Batavia
Gomez  Annika Elmhurst
Groble  Kieran Lake Zurich
Gupta  Anna Aurora
Hatz  Stephanie Barrington
He  Kevin Glen Ellyn
Herr  Taylor Naperville
Karpovich Anton Hoffman Estates
Kiran Ujwal Aurora
Kronenberg  Jacob Evanston
Kumar  Saurabh Palatine
Kuznetsov  Andrew Aurora
Kwak  Jiwon Palatine
Lao  Carissa Lisle
Li  Kevin Hoffman Estates
Liang  Andrew Aurora
Ling  Emily Naperville
Liu  Gina Charleston
Mancini  Kristen North Aurora
Mladenova  Erma Gurnee
Moos  Colette Arlington Hts
O'Reilly  Jameson Oak Lawn
Phung  Jenson Plainfield
Rosenthal  Daniel Fox River Grove
Satpathy  Sreyesh Naperville
Shah  Sunny Woodridge
Shanker  Shreya Aurora
Socrates  Vimig Aurora
Tao  James Hoffman Estates
Theodor  Alyssa Oswego
Wakey  Brennan Springfield
Wardlow  Ciara Willowbrook
Wojtaszek  Mateusz Mount Prospect
Wu  Johnny Aurora
Wu  Joshua Naperville
Xu  William Naperville
Yates  Benjamin Hinsdale
Yu  Aaron Wauconda

 

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